What are Hermes?

  • (noun): (Greek mythology) messenger and herald of the gods; god of commerce and cunning and invention and theft; identified with Roman Mercury.


Hermes ( /ˈhɜrmiːz/; Greek : Ἑρμῆς) was an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiade Maia. He was second youngest of the Olympian gods.

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Hermes, Oise
... Hermes is a commune in the Oise department in northern France. ...
Saint Hermes
... Saint Hermes, born in Greece, died in Rome as a martyr in 120, is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church ... In the Cemetery of Basilia on the Old Salarian Way, Saint Hermes, Martyr, whom, as reported by Saint Damasus, Greece sent forth, but Rome kept as its citizen when he died for the holy ... They state that Hermes was a martyr with companions in Rome, who were killed at the orders of a judge named Aurelian ...
Small Hermes Head
... Small Hermes heads is the name used by philatelists to describe the second issue of Greek stamps, issued in 1886-1888 and used until 1901 ... were issued on February 1, 1888, replacing the large Hermes head stamps ... Like their predecessors, they depicted Hermes in profile, but with a smaller head and a rounder helmet ...
Large Hermes Head
... Large Hermes heads is the name used by philatelists to describe the first issue of Greek stamps, issued in 1861 and used until 1886 ... The stamps depict a profile of the Greek messenger god Hermes (Mercury) in a frame strongly resembling that used for contemporary stamps of France ... and the stamps remained in use until the introduction of the Small Hermes heads in 1886-1888 ...
ADC Cirrus - Variants
... II (1926) Cirrus III (1929) Cirrus IIIA (1933) Cirrus-Hermes I (1929) Cirrus-Hermes II (1930) Cirrus-Hermes IIB (inverted) (1931) Cirrus-Hermes IV (1930) Cirrus-Hermes ...

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